Sipdown 2020! 21/365
Thanks to Roswell Strange for this sample! I randomly grabbed a teabag a couple nights ago; it turned out to be Christmas fruits, but I figured I’d try it anyhow. My first impression was fantastic – the vanilla/cinnamon aroma upon opening the packet was quite delicious! It smelled a bit Christmassy (orange? cloves?), but with those two flavours featuring more prominently than usual. However… apparently they also chose to “feature” hibiscus, which was obvious the moment the water hit the teabag and a dark red/purple started pouring out. I didn’t let it steep too long, but I don’t think the overwhelming amount of hibiscus could have been avoided. It may as well have just been called a hibiscus spice tea, although I think even that sounds tastier than it actually was.
Sadly, this was a flop, made all the more sad because it smelled so good at first, and I was actually excited! I did drink it, however.